Definition of Shoulder blade

1. Noun. Either of two flat triangular bones one on each side of the shoulder in human beings.

Exact synonyms: Scapula, Shoulder Bone
Generic synonyms: Bone, Os
Terms within: Glenoid Cavity, Glenoid Fossa, Acromial Process, Acromion
Group relationships: Articulatio Humeri, Shoulder, Shoulder Joint, Endoskeleton
Derivative terms: Scapular



Definition of Shoulder blade

1. Noun. Either of the large flat bones at the back of the shoulder. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Medical Definition of Shoulder blade

1. A large, flat, triangular bone that forms the posterior portion of the shoulder. It articulates with the clavicle (at the acromion process) and the humerus (at the glenoid). (27 Sep 1997)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Shoulder Blade

should'st
should've
should of
shoulda
shoulde
shoulder
shoulder-blade
shoulder-girdle syndrome
shoulder-hand syndrome
shoulder-to-shoulder
shoulder angel
shoulder angels
shoulder arms
shoulder bag
shoulder bags
shoulder blade (current term)
shoulder blades
shoulder board
shoulder bone
shoulder bursitis
shoulder check
shoulder devil
shoulder devils
shoulder dislocation
shoulder flash
shoulder fractures
shoulder girdle
shoulder girdles
shoulder holster
shoulder impingement syndrome

Literary usage of Shoulder blade

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1. The Horse: With a Treatise on Draught by William Youatt, Walker Watson (1866)
"The neck of the shoulder-blade there forms a shallow cavity, ... Forming a joint with the shoulder-blade at the point of the shoulder is the humerus. ..."

2. Lawyers' Reports Annotated by Lawyers Co-operative Publishing Company (1915)
"... shoulder blade broken, head cut and injured, earning capacity impaired but not entirely destroyed, ..."

3. Natural Theology by William Paley (1826)
"The shoulder-blade* is, in some material respects, a very singular bone: appearing to,be * Fig. 4. Tliis bone (the scapula) is joined to the collar bone by ..."

4. Superstitions of the Highlands & Islands of Scotland by John Gregorson Campbell (1900)
"It is noticeable that the chief articles from which the Highland soothsayer drew his predictions, supplied him with a luxury. Shoulder-blade Reading (S ..."

5. Gymnastic Teaching by William Skarstrom (1921)
"(7) Back and shoulder blade Exercises. In these the work is localized on the back muscles. According as the emphasis is placed chiefly on the extreme ..."

6. Gymnastic Teaching by William Skarstrom (1921)
"(7) Back and shoulder blade Exercises. In these the work is localized on the back muscles. According as the emphasis is placed chiefly on the extreme ..."

7. The Races of Man: An Outline of Anthropology and Ethnography by Joseph Deniker (1900)
"... nasal index in the living subject—Lips— Trunk and Limbs: The Skeleton—Pelvis and its indices—shoulder blade—Thoracic limb—Abdominal limb— Proportions of ..."

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